Alan’s Weekly October 21st, 2019

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for Fall 2020 semester as of October 14, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Graduate admissions – SOE is down 9 in admissions (down 18 in applications)
Total admissions (Graduate)down 9 in admissions (down 18 in applications)


This past week I had regular monthly meetings with Simone Conceicao, Jeremy Page, Bill Keith, Carol Wacker, Elise Frattura and Leanne Evans.

CADREI Conference

For the first part of last week, I was in Tampa for the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI). This an annual conference of education deans from R1 and R2 institutions. It is two and half days of professional development for deans. There was a one-day new deans institute prior to the conference. It is always gratifying to reconnect and learn from colleagues across the country and how they are addressing similar challenges.

“Power of Connection” – Office of Charter Schools 20th Anniversary Celebration

On Thursday evening, I attended 20th Anniversary of the Office of Charter Schools at the Italian Community Center. The theme of the event was the “Power of Connection.” The Provost Johannes Britz and MPS Superintendent Keith Posley provided some opening remarks. There was a keynote talk by DPI Special Assistant Latoya Holliday. During the event, Bob Kattman and Paul Haubrich were honored as the founding leaders of the Office of Charter Schools. Several charter school leaders shared kudos about the work Bob Kattman and Paul Haubrich did in creating and setting up the Office of Charter Schools. I want to thank Adrienne Woods, Diana Borders, and Nicole Beier for organizing a wonderful event to showcase the Office of Charter Schools. Angel Hessel did an outstanding job emceeing the event. Here is a picture of Adrienne Woods with Bob Kattman and Paul Haubrich.

Adrienne Woods, director of the Office of Charter Schools with former directors Paul Haubrich and Bob Kattman.

Celebration of Teachers and Teaching

On Thursday evening at the same time as the 20th Anniversary of the Office of Charter Schools, Hope Longwell-Grice attended the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee’s Celebration of Teachers and Teaching at Concordia Lutheran in Mequon. Amy Zientek, a graduate student in the SOE won the Advanced Career Teaching Award. In addition, Board of Visitor member, Mary Kellner was recognized with the Champion of Education Award. Congratulations to Amy and Mary for being recognized for the wonderful work they do to advance education in our community.


Chris Lawson informed me that the Learning and Development (LD) program area was officially changed to Cognitive and Developmental Sciences (CDS).


The 2019 Milwaukee Partners in Giving/State and University Employees Combined Giving Campaign (SECC) is ready to again help our Milwaukee community. Last year, UWM’s raised almost $100,000 thanks to contributions from over 200 employees and retirees. We would like to again reach these numbers.

The campaign officially began Oct. 1. It officially ends November 30. Online giving is live now. Postcards were sent to all campus addresses last week and a university-wide email will be distributed sometime this week as well. Posters will be hung throughout Enderis Hall soon, and periodic reminders will be sent out during the campaign. You can find more information about the campaign at this website:

The School of Education, together with the College of Health Science, and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare will be hosting an Enderis Hall Bake Sale in late October to raise funds for the campaign. If you would like to bake something for the event, or spend some time staffing the table, let Rob Longwell-Grice, SECC liaison for SOE, know.

Enderis Hall Bake Sale flyer benefiting the SECC.


  • SOE Basketball game party, Friday, January 31, 2020 at Panther Arena v. Wright State, 6:00 pm
  • 7th Annual Summit on Black Male Youth, March 16-17, 2020
  • Spring All School Meeting, May 14th, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Library 4th floor Conference Room